Clear Language Update: Transportation Of Dangerous Goods
Dangerous Goods Compliance
The current Transportation Of Dangerous Goods Clear Language Regulations will be replaced with new Clear Language Regulations, Effective on the 15th, AUGUST, 2002.
In most cases the Clear Language Regulations offer, where possible, ways to comply with the current TDG Regulations and still be in compliance with the Clear Language requirements.
However there are significant changes, which will effect how corporations move dangerous goods and hazardous waste in Canada.
Significant Changes To Transportation Of Dangerous Goods (TODG)
- More products require an Emergency Response Assistance Plan (ERAP)
- New definitions for "Consignor", "in transit" and "offer for transport"
- Additional training required for specification safety marks and packaging.
- New requirements for the employer to provide enhanced training, training records and a description of the training program materials used.
- New offence for an employer to direct or allow a non-trained person to undertake any dangerous activities, unless under the direct supervision of a trained person.
- New certificate information required. Certain aspects of training have been enhanced and now include:
(a) The classification criteria and classification as defined in Section 1.4
(b) Shipping names (New)
(c) Use of Schedules 1, 2 and 3 (New)
(d) Shipping documents
(e) Safety marks
(f) Certification of safety mark requirements, safety requirements and safety standards for means of containment
(g) Emergency Response Assistance Plans (New)
(h) Reporting requirements
(i) Safe handling and transportation practices (New)
(j) Proper use of equipment
(k) Reasonable emergency measures
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